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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Fadiman Social Documentaries
by Dorothy Fadiman, Katie Peterson
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Motherhood by Choice, Not Chance distills key moments from each of the three films in the OSCAR-nominated, EMMY-winning 2½ hour series CHOICE: From the Back-Alleys to the Supreme Court & Beyond. Through first person stories, this documentary brings alive the history of the struggle for women's reproductive rights in the United States. Intimate interviews reveal the passion of those who moved abortion from the danger of the back alleys to a safe, legal choice. This film also includes...
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Topics: Dorothy Fadiman, Power of Choice, Erika Luckett, Katie Peterson reproductive rights, women,...
Academic Film Archive of North America
by June Steel
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Born in 1927 in the border area between Washington and Idaho, Kienholz moved to Los Angeles in 1953, where he began making a series of bas-reliefs with found material. Prior to his death in 1994, he was primarily known for his "Assembly Art" sculptures, consisting of mannequins, stuffed animals, and pieces of clothing, focusing on subjects such as controversial as bordellos, back seat sex, and abortion. Steel’s extremely entertaining film consists of audience reactions to a Kienholz...
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Topics: art, los angeles
Fadiman Social Documentaries
by Dorothy Fadiman, Anilise Hyllmon
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A film by Emmy winning film maker Dorothy Fadiman. It is the documentary of Molly Hale, who suffered a spinal cord injury in an automobile rollover, and after being told there was no hope for movement below her shoulders, proceeded to rehabilitate herself and continues to recover. "Moment By Moment" is Molly's inspiring story, of disabilities, health and healing, attitude, choice and intention, sex, intimacy, and relationships. It is also a story about Molly's partner, Jeramy Hale,...
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Topics: Dorothy Fadiman, spinal cord injury, spinal cord recovery, rehabilitation, health, healing, sex and...
Chicago Film Archives
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This educational film documents the "Wheels-a-Rolling" pageant of the Chicago Railroad Fair of 1948 and 1949. Sponsored by some 38 railroad companies along with suppliers such as The Budd Company and The Pullman Company, the fair drew thousands to its Lake Michigan shoreline location for a celebration of "100 years of railroad progress." The lengthy "Wheels-a-Rolling" pageant, written by railroad historian and visionary Edward Hungerford, presented an overview of...
Topics: Chicago, Railroads, Transportation, Historical Reenactments